standalone Property


Sets the value of the standalone attribute in the XML declaration to "yes" or "no". If set to True, the XML declaration appears as the following in XML output:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16" standalone="yes"?>  

Visual Basic Usage Syntax

oMXXMLWriter.standalone = boolValue  
boolValue = oMXXMLWriter.standalone  

C/C++ Syntax

HRESULT standalone (  
   [in] VARIANT_BOOL fValue);  
HRESULT standalone (  
   [out, retval] VARIANT_BOOL * fValue);  


A Boolean expression (True/False) specifying whether the feature is on or off.

Return Values

The value returned if no errors are reported.


Boolean. Read/write. The default value is False. The standalone declaration indicates if a document relies on information from an external source, such as external document type definition (DTD), for its content.

If set to False, the XML parser will accept external resources, if there are any, without reporting an error. If set to True, the parser reports an error if the document references an external DTD or external entities.

Value Description
True The value of standalone is set to "yes".
False (default) The value of standalone is set to "no".


Implemented in: MSXML 3.0 and later

Applies to

MXXMLWriter CoClass